You might have heard of Waris Dirie, the model who first rose to fame after being featured in the Pirelli calendar, and has since graced the runways of Milan, London, New York etc…
It wasn’t always like this.
A young girl from Somalia who had undergone the horrific procedure of female genital mutilation (FGM). Unlike male circumcision, it has no proven health benefits, and only does harm. The extent of the harm is painfully described in Waris Dirie’s autobiography ‘Desert Flower’.
The movie, although only brushing over the FGM issue, is still definitely worthwhile watching. It is the true story of a strong willed woman, who overcomes adversity and achieves her dreams.
Hope you guys check it out!